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  • Off grid camping in 250 acres of beautiful, secluded woodlands
  • 10 minutes' drive from Bluebell Railway steam train trips
  • Honesty shop on site selling firewood, fresh eggs and local veg

Ever fancied ditching the fast-paced modern world and running off to live a simple life in the woods? Here’s a place you can indulge that fantasy for a while – Great Walstead Woodland Hideaway is a properly peaceful back-to-basics site in 250 acres of private woods in the scenic Sussex countryside.

It’s all about keeping things as nature intended here: off-grid pitches are spread across the site, so each one has its own secluded spot, and the woodland is kept car-free so the nippers can roam safely (leave your motor at the car park and enlist the help of the folks on site to transport your gear in a wheelbarrow). If you’re travelling by train, those same friendly types are happy to ferry you from nearby Haywards Heath station.

Naturally, you’ll be wanting to embrace your alfresco lifestyle by cooking outdoors, and guests are encouraged to do so by lighting up a barbecue or campfire. For eco reasons, only firewood from the site is permitted, but they’ll gladly sell you a good stack of it, along with fresh eggs and organic veg from local farms.

Life here isn’t entirely wild, however – guests have access to compost loos, a shower and a drinking water tap. And civilisation in the form of a proper pint of beer is a mile and a half away in the pubs of Lindfield (a pretty little village that’s also got a small supermarket, a smart wine shop and a tempting deli).

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via

Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Depart: (2 nights)


Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year




Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Small (11-25 pitches)


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  • East Mascalls Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England, RH16 2QL
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0067°N 0.0542°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Nutley (E Sussex): High Street Coach Stop — 5.1 miles
Hickstead: A23 Slip Rd Coach Stop — 6.7 miles
Uckfield Bus Terminal — 7.0 miles
Train stations
Haywards Heath Rail Station — 2.2 miles
Wivelsfield Rail Station — 4.1 miles
Burgess Hill Rail Station — 4.9 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 15.7 miles
Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 29.3 miles
Kingston Town End Pier — 29.7 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 11.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 11.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 12.0 miles


On arrival, follow the track to the left and into the car park to collect your wheelbarrow, and then check in at the farm.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

With over 250 acres of woodland to explore you might not want to leave. However the beautiful Sussex village of Lindfield is situated just over 1 mile away.

Steeped in history and architectural heritage, the ancient High Street is lined with lime trees and timber–framed houses. A natural spring-fed pond with fish, ducks and swans is situated at the end of the High Street, opposite the village Common and playground. A lovely countryside walk takes you to the village with it's shops, pubs and restaurants.

The main line station of Hayward's Heath is just 2 miles away with direct lines to London Victoria and London Bridge. Transport is provided on request to and from the train station.

Bluebell Railway: The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line using steam trains which operate between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead.

The South Downs are 15 mins drive away, Brighton is 30 mins drive and local National Trust properties include: Wakehurst and Sheffield Park.

Must see

  • Bluebell Railway (2.6 miles)
  • Sheffield Park Garden (2.8 miles)
  • Wakehurst Place (4.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Sheffield Park Garden (2.8 miles)
  • Wakehurst Place (4.4 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.


Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Great Walstead Woodland Hideaway cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to and is non-refundable.


A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Great Walstead Woodland Hideaway will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via

Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/08 and 28/08.

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.